Preserve @ Home - A six week On-line Class for adults


University of Idaho and Oregon State University Extension offer Preserve @ Home to teach adults how to safely preserve a variety of food products.  Participants learn how to produce high quality preserved foods and the science behind food preservation and food safety. 

Individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience are welcome.  Anyone with an interest in food preservation and food safety can enroll in Preserve@Home

Students progress through lessons at their own pace or at a time convenient to them.  

 Cost: $50 for 6 weeks of on-line classes and final lab. 

Enrollment deadline: January 12, 2015 - noon   Class starts: January 15, 2015

Brochure          Registration           Syllabus


On-line Course Description

On-line classroom instruction using University of Idaho Blackboard software monitored and facilitated by UI and OSU Extension Educators.

Each week’s lesson includes online text (that can be downloaded and printed), on-line forum to facilitate student discussion, a real-time chat to interact with classmates and a quiz to access student knowledge.

Weekly Lessons

  1. Foodborne Illness – causes and prevention
  2. Spoilage and Canning Basics
  3. Canning High Acid foods
  4. Canning Specialty High Acid Foods – pickles, salsa, jams, jellies, etc.
  5. Canning Low Acid Foods
  6. Freezing and Drying

At the conclusion of the course work a final exam is given.  Certificates will be awarded to successful participants.

Hands-on Lab

This 6-hour lab on February 28, 2015 will give North Coast participants an opportunity to practice using pressure and water-bath canners.  Samples will be available to take home. The lab will be at the OSU/Tillamook County Extension Office, 2204 Fourth Street in Tillamook, OR. 

Enrollment deadline:   January 12, 2015     Class starts:     January 15, 2015

To Apply

Call 503-842-3433 to reserve your space.  Return your registration form and $50.00 fee (payable to OSU Extension Service) by noon on January 12. Enrollment is limited.

For more information and registration materials contact the OSU Extension Office in Tillamook, 503-842-3433 or on the web at:

A Web-based Food Preservation Course    UI and OSU Extension Outreach

With Hands-On Lab for North Coast Oregon Participants  February 28, 2015

The University of Idaho and Oregon State University provide equal opportunity in education and employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era, as required by state and  Federal laws.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, those requesting reasonable accommodations need to contact Carol Hampton one week prior to the starting date of the program at

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